May 08

Request for Proposal: Cultural Resource Database

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Mar 13

Job Opening – Victims Advocate, Program Manager

The Crime Victim’s Program Manager is responsible for supervising and performing work related to the Tribal Crime Victims’ Assistance Program (TCVP). Duties include serving as a victim’s advocate, supervising and training supporting staff and volunteers, providing on-call response, presenting emergency orders of protection, assisting with crime victims’ compensation, promoting public education and providing social assistance. Manager will supervises the day-to-day activities of the victim’s advocacy program which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, and standards; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Tribal laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards. For a complete job description, click here.

To down load an Hoh Tribe Employment Application click here. COMPLETE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECIEVED ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS 4:00 PM ON JUNE 30, 2017. Questions, please call Human Resources at 360.374.7771.

Feb 21

Job Opening – Executive Director

The Executive Director works under the general direction of the Hoh Tribe Business Council to develop and manage the tribe’s business operations and enterprises, promote and enforce the Hoh Tribe’s Treaty Rights and interests in the Usual and Accustomed Treaty Areas, and develop and implement the Tribes policies and legislation. The individual is responsible for developing implementing Tribal policies and procedures, overseeing a wide variety of programs and related plans and budgets, and for providing leadership to the community, staff and program managers. The Executive Director assumes responsibility for safeguarding the Tribe’s physical and financial assets through effective management practices while developing strong relationships with staff, the Tribal community and various outside agencies. For a complete description of duties and responsibilities, please click here.  To complete the Hoh Tribe Employment Applications please click here.



Jan 24

RFP – Design-Build Fisheries/Admin Office Building

Hoh Tribe Administration/Fisheries Office Building

The Hoh Tribe is soliciting architect/construction firms with expertise in providing Design-Build services to submit qualifications for the construction of a new Administration Building. The Design-Builder selected must have the ability to provide the full-range of services or to team with sub-consultants or subcontractors necessary to complete the preconstruction and construction phases of the Project.
The Hoh Tribe is requesting Bids for Proposal for the full architectural and engineering services to perform planning, design, site development, construction documents and construction administration for the scope of work the Administration/Fisheries Office Building. All potential offers are encouraged to review each section of the following document carefully, especially mandatory requirements.
This RFP may result in award of multiple contracts to the same architectural firm, if appropriate to support multiple cycles of funding associated with the complete development of the Proposed Administration Offices.
The Tribe has received approximately $1.6 million to construct our new offices. The facility will house offices for 30-60 employees, conference rooms, kitchen and break room, Fisheries research and testing labs, reception area,
The Design-Builder will be responsible to provide project leadership to accomplish the project design, project budget and project construction goals. This includes managing all facets of design and construction of the proposed office facility from conception to completion. Throughout the performance of the Design-Builder’s services on the Project, Project Manager shall provide guidance and management on behalf of the Tribe, and Design Builder will report to and work closely with the Project Manager.
We are seeking the design of an Administration Building with a number of desirable attributes including being:
Site-work as required for building;
• Functional Building that meets spatial needs and requirements, system performance as well as durability and efficient maintenance of building elements;
• Safe/secure physical and psychological well-being and comfort of the occupants, including building elements such as air distribution, lighting, workspaces, systems and technology;
• Cost-effective- selection of building elements on the basis of life-cycle costs (weighing options during concepts, design development, and value engineering) as well as basic cost estimating and budget control;
• Aesthetic-physical appearance and image of building elements and spaces as well as the integrated design process;
• Culturally appropriate – with Hoh Tribal décor, a talking circle and other suitable space for cultural activities, cultural images inside and outside signify Tribal importance of culture
• Sustainable – optimization of environmental performance of building elements and strategies, including optimized site/building potential, renewable energy, water conservation, enhanced indoor environmental quality, optimized operational and maintenance practices wherever possible;
• Design and development of a kitchen suitable for serving 200 people
Pre-Construction Activities:
• Budgeting: Working with project team which may include Hoh Tribal leadership, staff, legal counsel and other professional consultants engaged by the Tribe to develop a detailed project budget and design.
• Ingress/Egress: Work with Project Team to determine how ingress/egress plans may impact operations and what operation needs there may be necessitating specific ingress/egress plans and then working with the civil engineer/architect to provide a detailed construction budget. The Design-Builder will need to coordinate with the Project Manager and other Project team members to ensure there is no duplication of services and costs.
• Preliminary Project Design: Design-Builder should develop preliminary site plans showing the building and orientation, paving, vehicular circulation, ingress/egress and green spaces.
• Project Construction Schedule: Create a realist Construction Schedule for the Project.
• Project Management: Managing all aspects of the design and construction planning in accordance with all tribal ordinances and laws.
• Project Scoping: Working with the Project Ream to develop a detailed set of recommendations as to the size, scope and amenities. The Design-Builder should review all Environmental Review, existing studies and plans to determine their viability and make adjustments using the information gathered by the Project Team if needed.
• Permitting and Other Pre-Construction Activities: Provide all necessary services typically expected of a Design-Builder for the Project. Adequately communicate such activities to the Project Managers.
Construction Activities:
• Design: Perform all necessary final site plan and floor plan design services in concert with the Project Team, including but not limited to civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, grading, storm water design, parking, landscaping, exterior lighting, and HVAC and Security design services.
• Ingress/Egress: Provide construction services in concert with the civil engineers/architect plans to execute the agreed upon and approved ingress/egress plans. The Design-Builder will need to coordinate with the civil engineer/architect and other Project ream members to ensure there is no duplication of services and costs.
• Permitting and Other Activities: Provide all necessary services typically expected of a Design-Builder for a like project adequately communicate status of such services to the Project Manager and Project Team.
• Construction: Provide all necessary construction and procurement activities adhering to the Construction schedule.
• Response: Provide a clear response in whole to this RFP.
• Communication and input: Maintain, throughout the course of the Project, satisfactory and timely communication with the Project Team. Specifically, providing timely progress reports to the Project Manager and nursing all coordination and other pertinent information is properly conveyed to the Project Manager and the Project Team as a whole.
• Confidentiality: Any and all reports, Project and/or construction documents shall become the confidential and proprietary property of, and are not to be communicated, transferred, or given over to any individual, entity, or organization without the expressed written consent of the Tribe or their appointed representatives.
• Implementation. The Design-Builder is responsible for implementing and facilitating decisions necessary and agreed to in order to continue the progress of the Project to accomplish the overall objectives. The Design-Builder shall work with the Project Team to ensure the timely completion of the Project and within the approved budget.
The Design-Builder must adhere to any applicable tribal, federal, law applicable to the Project.
• This invitation is unrestricted however preference shall be given to Indian Organizations and Indian Owned Economic Enterprises.
• Possess a minimum of 10 years’ experience in design, development and construction of office buildings.
• Ability to prepare budgets and projections.
• Ability to work will with tribal personnel, community members, vendors and the Project Team.
• Knowledge and understanding of tribal governments and tribal enterprises.
• Possess all necessary professional licenses.
Statement of Work: Must demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues directly relevant to the Design-Builder’s work, including the objective and scope of work.
Work Plan Summary: An outline summarizing the proposed Project consisting of tasks involved in the Project. The task descriptions should be in sufficient depth to afford the Tribe a thorough understanding of the proposed scope of work. This should include a description of the performance measurement techniques, data sources and analytical methods planned to be used in completing the Project.
Statement of Qualifications: Design-Builder must submit a statement of all similar projects conducted. The projects should be identified and the name of the client shown, including the name, addresses and phone number of the responsible official of the client company and the total cost of the project. This should include experience of core crew and subcontractors. This information will be considered confidential and shall not extend beyond the Tribe or its direct agents.
Statement of Potential Conflicts of Interest: The Design-Builder must disclose any contracts, services rendered, relationships, circumstances, or interests between the firm, its consultants, or subcontractors and other clients that could pose any conflicts of interests, influence judgment or impair objectivity, or give the appearance of such conflicts. If there have been no such relationships, a statement to that effect is to be included in the proposal.
Fee, Expense and Construction Cost Analysis: Please provide activities and describe any projected expenses and any expense multipliers that will be applied.
Time Estimates: A summary timeline indicating the total time required from date of commencement of the work until completion of the Project.
Statement of Confidentiality: During the course of the Project, the progress or preliminary findings of the Design-Builder shall not be disclosed to any party other than the Tribe or its assigned representatives and all findings shall be treated as proprietary information.
Incurring Costs: All liability for costs incurred by any individual or firm in preparing their proposal, expended during the selection process, or otherwise incurred prior to the receipt of an executed contract will be the responsibility of the individual or firm. Please include a statement acknowledging this in the proposal.
Professional Licenses: Please include a copy of all current professional licenses.
Suspension/Debarment: Please indicate, by answering, if your company or any person associated therewith in the capacity of owner, partner, director, officer or any position involving the administration of Federal or State funds:
a. Is currently under suspension, debarment, voluntary exclusion or determination of ineligibility by any federal, state or tribal agency.
b. Has been suspended, debarred, voluntarily excluded or determined ineligible by any federal, state or tribal agency within the past 3 years.
c. Does have a proposed debarment pending; or has been indicted, convicted ,or had a civil judgment rendered against it or them by a court of competent jurisdiction in any matter involving fraud or official misconduct within the past 3 years.

All proposals received shall be subject to evaluation by the Tribe, the Tribe’s legal counsel, and the Tribe’s financial advisor. The following areas of consideration will be among those used in making the selection:
1. Understanding of the Tasks and Responsibilities: This refers to the Design Builder’s understanding of the Project objectives, and the nature and scope of the work involved.
2. Design-Builder’s Qualifications: This includes the demonstrated ability of the Design-Builder to meet the terms and requirements of the RFP in a qualified and timely manner. The Design-Builder should possess knowledge and background in accordance with the Scope of Work requirements.
3. Soundness of Approach: Emphasis here is on the techniques used, the sequence and relationships of major steps, the methods of performing the Project, and the thoroughness of task identification and development.
4. Fees, Expenses, Expense Multipliers, and Percentage for Profit and Overhead: This area will be weighed, but it will not be the sole determining factor. However, the Tribe encourages respondents to provide the most competitive but realistic pricing possible and to clearly identify how profit, expenses, expense multipliers, and overhead are charged.
5. Potential Conflicts of Interest/Independence: In order to ensure an independent Project and provide maximum credibility to the recommendations, proposals will not be accepted that could pose any conflicts of interests, influence judgment or impair objectivity, or give the appearance of such conflicts.
6. Native American Priority: Priority in selection will be given to Native American owned companies and companies with Native American employees.
7. Woman and Minority Owned Companies: Consideration will be given to those companies who have shown to be woman or minority owned.
8. Reference Checks: Current or past performance as determined by Reference Checks.
9. Prior Tribal Experience: Priority in selection will be given to companies with past experience working with tribes.
To be considered, proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM PST on February 27, 2017. Design-Builders must provide an electronic copy of their responses by emailing Catherine Edwards at Please use the subject line: Hoh Tribe Admin/Fisheries Building RFP. Questions should also be directed to Catherine Edwards, by using the email above. Questions may be asked until the submission date. Please also submit three (3) hard copies of your materials by mailing them to the following address:
Hoh Tribe
PO Box 2196
Forks WA 98331
Attn: Catherine Edwards

Nov 02

Website Development RFP


Website Development

A. Introduction:
We are a small Tribe located 23 miles south of Forks. We have 256 enrolled citizens and half of them under the age of 18. Our reservation has limited broadband, internet and wireless connectivity. One of our strategic goals, is to establish a dynamic, innovative, proactive tribal leadership exercising sovereignty in ways that are effective, efficient, visible, utilizes leading edge technology and is guided by our tribal citizens.

Our organization currently utilizes G-Suite for our business and government communications, and we are seeking to integrate these services within our public facing website. Any and all proposals can and should include details about the applicants experience in leveraging G-Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work) in their website design offerings. For a complete list of technologies currently utilized by our organization, feel free to email with questions, comments or concerns.

B. Period of Performance

C. Scope of Work: We are looking for a redesign of our website, that we can link to social media and allows us to remain competitive in today’s market. We are looking for simplicity for our end users, who are our Tribal citizens, but we also want to be known for forward thinking, and utilizing cutting edge technology.

 Increase use among our citizens and their children
 Increase site visits
 Increase HR Recruitment processes (tools to track/manage applications online)
 Easy for staff to administer and update
 Linking to Hoh Nation Culture
 Linking to ongoing activities, Tribal Council Meetings and updates
 Intregrated blog with Social Media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr)
 Educates Non-Natives in Hoh Nation, culture, history and present day
 Gets and gains donations (PayPal, Google Payments, Square, or others)
 Responsive layout (WordPress, Square Space, others welcomed)
 Events calendar (using G-Suite Calendars)
 Interactive map (using G-Suite Maps or ArcGIS Online/Portal)

D. Bid Requirements: All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the front of the envelope with:

Proposal must be submitted to the Hoh Tribe in Forks, Washington by 3:00 p.m. (P.D.S.T.) on Friday December 2, 2016.
E. Each Proposal Must Contain the Following Elements:
• Qualifications:
• Rate Schedule:

Oct 17

BIE Scholarships

An Introduction to the Bureau of Indian Education’s
Higher Education Grant Program
The Bureau of Indian Education’s (BIE) Higher Education Grant Program is not an entitlement
program. It is important for you to become familiar with the requirements of the BIE’s Grant program
college admission requirements, as well as your tribe’s eligibility terms and the relationship between
these programs and offices. Completing admission and financial aid packages is time-consuming and
requires your undivided attention to successfully complete them. The information below is intended to
help you understand the resources available to you.
The purpose of the BIE’s Higher Education Grant Program is to provide supplemental financial
assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native scholars entering college who are seeking an
associate or baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited institution.
Students seeking assistance must comply with the following eligibility criteria:
1. Must be a member of, or at least one-quarter degree Indian blood descendent of a member of an
American Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the
United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs because of their status as Indians. See the
Tribal Leaders Directory at the following website:
2. Must be accepted for admission to a nationally accredited institution of higher education which
provides a course of study conferring the Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts or science
3. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the financial aid officer of the collegiate
The BIE does not award these grants. The grant application is only available from the education officer
of the tribe in which you are affiliated or possess membership. Please call your tribe for more
information. (See the Tribal Leaders Directory at the following website:
While you are waiting for your application, you should start to request all available financial aid
information from your selected college to be sent to you. Be sure to inform the Financial Aid
Officer that you are an American Indian and will be submitting the grant application along with
other financial aid applications. Many colleges know about the BIE’s Grant Program and can refer
you to a knowledgeable counselor. However, be sure to check with your college because not all
colleges will automatically transfer your paperwork. There are still a few colleges and universities that
are not aware of the grants specifically available to American Indians or Alaska Natives.

The BIE administers a grant program through the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) that offers
supplementary financial assistance for students pursuing post-baccalaureate degree programs.
The criteria for a student to apply for a grant are:
1. Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe in the
United States.
2. Pursue a masters or doctorate degree as a full-time student at an accredited graduate school in
the United States.
3. Apply for campus-based financial aid through the federal financial aid process at the college by
June 1st
Since 1969, the AIGC has served American Indian graduates in all fields of study. First time
applicants are assessed a non-refundable application fee of $15. Applications must be received
within the AIGC’s required timeframes. Additional information is available from the following
address and telephone number: American Indian Graduate Center, 3701 San Mateo Blvd NE,
Suite 200, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, (505) 881-4584 or toll free at 1-800-628-1920.
Additional information is available on the AIGC website:
Law students seeking opportunities to enhance their academic success will want to contact the
American Indian Law Center, Inc. This organization conducts an eight-week session to prepare
potential Indian law students for the rigors of law school. There is an emphasis in the development of
skills necessary for success in study habits, legal research and legal writing. This program is primarily
for those students that have been accepted into an accredited institution.
For additional information regarding the program and application process, please contact the American
Indian Law Center, Inc., P.O. Box 4456, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87196 or call (505) 277-5462.
Tribal colleges and universities were founded in recognition of the tremendous importance of
postsecondary education to tribal economic development, cultural preservation and tribal sovereignty.
These institutions represent the most significant and successful development in American Indian
education history. There are over 30 tribal colleges and universities in the United States educating
over 26,000 American Indian students that represent over 200 American Indian tribes. Additional
information about these institutions can be found by contacting them directly.

Sep 23

RFP – Trainer – Trauma Informed Care

Hoh Indian Tribe
Request for Proposals for
Trauma Informed Care Trainer


The Hoh Tribe is seeking proposals from organizations and entities, with trainers who will conduct a 2 day workshop on Trauma Informed Care. Participants of this workshop will be all Hoh Tribe Family Service staff, Tribal Law Enforcement, and Tribal Court Staff; it will also be open and available for other tribe’s to participate in. This is an effort to increase and improve knowledge and skills for staff and community.

SAMSHA says individual trauma results from an event series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on their functioning and physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. SAMSHA defines a “trauma informed care” approach as a program, organization or system that is trauma-informed realizing the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for healing; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in staff, clients and others involved with the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, practices and settings.

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from various candidate organizations, or entities to provide this training.


In your response, please tell us about your training, how it meets SAMSHA’s criteria and include the cost for a 2 day workshop. Please tell us how your training will meet our needs and grow our staff as we strive to build resiliency of our youth and families. Describe your experience in providing this type of training. Please provide a timeline outlining key activities for this 4-5 day project, including curriculum, pre and post instruction. Include a current resume, references from no less than 3 professionals/ past clients who can verify your experience. Include your fee structure.

All proposals must be submitted to
Bobbyjoe Ashue
Youth Services Assistant
Hoh Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 2196, Forks, WA 98331
Work #: (360) 374-6582 Ext. 5029
Cell #: (360) 780-0607
Fax #: (360) 374-5426

By: October 14, 2016

Sep 21

RFP Construct Playground

Hoh Indian Tribe
Request for Proposals
Construction and Installation of Playground Equipment

I. Hoh Indian Tribe
The Hoh Indian Tribe (“Tribe” or “Hoh Tribe”) is located in western Washington State in Jefferson County, 28 miles south of Forks, Washington

II. Scope of Work
This project consists of the installation of a playground system including fall zone material. Work is to include the installation of Cedar works playground as well as the installation of commercial grade playground equipment, anchors, equipment footings, drainage materials, landing mats and fall zone material, weed block paper, landscape boarder,
Task Responsibility:
1. Site preparation, excavation and grading
2. Drainage System Installation
3. Concrete retaining border
4. Playground Equipment Siting, Layout, Design, Supply, and Install
5. Safety Surfacing Supply and Install
6. Site Restoration- minor landscaping, seeding, repairs, etc.
8. Park Furniture supply and installation

III. Period of Performance

IV. Compensation
All proposals must include a proposed method and rate of compensation.
The proposer certifies that the proposal has arrived at independently and has been submitted without any collusion designed to limit competition. The proposer further certifies that the materials, products, services and/or goods offered herein meet all requirements of the stated specifications and are equal in quality, value and performance with highest quality, nationally advertised brand and/or trade names.

V. Minimum Qualifications
a. License, bonded and insured.
b. Native American Preference Applies.

VI. Proposal Requirements

VII. The Hoh Indian Tribe requests the following to be submitted with the proposal:
1. A covering letter signed by an authorized representative of the company outlining the intent of the response and stating that the information contained in the response accurately describes the services to be provided. The response must also guarantee that all quoted prices will be honored for a minimum of ninety (90) days from the closing date.
2. A description of the Contractor’s organization, size, and services provided areas of expertise, length of time in operation and number of playgrounds completed must be addressed.
3. Three valid references must also be provided. If there are special concerns or restrictions on the Hoh Tribe’s use of the reference, these concerns should be addressed in the proposal.
4. A detailed listing, with descriptions, of successfully completed projects that demonstrate the Proponent’s experience with providing the types of services required by this RFP.
5. A description of who will install the playground, including the name of the lead hand and a description of past project experience.
6. Proponents may provide any additional comments about their experience, capacity, and resources which they feel would be informative and beneficial to Hoh Tribe.
7. Complete price sheet breakdown.
8. Submit optional pricing (if required).
9. All or any product warranties.
10. All or any product maintenance, service considerations and/or inspection schedules.
11. Submit photos to scale, detailed playground siting and equipment layout, “3D” rendering presentation, and list of all playground specifications, features and components.
12. Submit detailed site plans and technical drawings to enable the design of curbing and drainage system.

All proposals must be submitted to the
Hoh Tribe
P O Box 2196
Forks WA 98331
Or via or email to by.

Jul 19

Hoh Tribe Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Higher education is important for our survival as a sovereign nation. It is the weapon of today that ensures our future – once we armed with an education, we become stronger as a Nation. To support our vision and achieve our vision higher education is crucial. With this in mind our Higher Education program provides supplemental financial aid in the form of scholarships, $350 for part-time students and $700, for full-time students.

We receive funding annually from the Bureau of Indian Education, an extremely small amount of funding, so to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of these funds we have agreed upon the scholarships amount above. We will write a check in the student’s name and they can pay tuition and/or books and fees out of the money they receive.

Recognizing that our Higher Education funding is supplemental in nature, tribal citizens are encouraged and expected to take advantage of institution sponsored financial aid programs and other sources of funding to assist with college costs.

Our Higher Education funds are not an entitlement nor are they a general welfare program anyone wishing to participate must meet the application requirements and provide all necessary documentation. Award consideration is based on the availability of funds, dates of receipt, completion of application.
Students will need to file a FAFSA, seek additional grants and scholarships, and provide proof that you have done so.

 An enrolled Chalaat citizen
 Proof of enrollment in an accredited institution of higher learning
Applicant files containing the following will be considered for an award:
 Completed College Student Assistance Application
 Official high school, college transcripts or GED scores whichever is most recent indicating a 2.0 GPA or better.
 Verification of Tribal Citizenship
 Letter of Admission/Acceptance from college/university student is attending
 Any other documentation/verification as requested.
 A Personal Essay

Jul 19

Notice of Intent to RFP – Website Design

The Hoh Indian Tribal Business Committee intends to award a single contract to Website Design. A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be published and made available for inquiry on or after 8/3/2016 on the Hoh Tribe’s website ( Details of the proposal requirements will be contained in such publication and are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Hoh Tribe.
Potential Offerors that may be interested in submitting a proposal can obtain complete information by viewing the Website on or after the publication date
In order to receive a contract award, a vendor must complete and submit all response materials requested in the publication, and must be legally permitted to conduct business in the State of Washington.
Key Information
RFP Issue Date: 8/3/2016
Proposal Due Date/Time: TBA with publication of RFP
Anticipated Contract Award Date: TBA with publication of RFP
Questions not answered in the published RFP may be directed to Executive Director, contact information as follows:
Name: Catherine N. Edwards
Address: Hoh Tribe, PO BOX 2196
City/State/Zip: Forks, WA
Telephone #: 360-780-0412

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